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Fighting Human Trafficking In Florida

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Stephanie Colombini
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WUSF Public Media
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a summit on human trafficking. We hear highlights on this week's Florida Matters.

Florida ranks third in the nation for the number of calls placed to the national human trafficking hotline.

The charges filed against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft last week for soliciting prostitution in Jupiter have again put a spotlight on sex trafficking in our state.

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosted a summit on this topic during a luncheon for local business owners just days Kraft’s charges were announced.

This week on Florida Matters we hear highlights from that discussion.

The panel was moderated by Dotti Groover-Skipper, Anti-Trafficking Coordinator with the Salvation Army's Florida division.

The guests include:

If you or someone you know has been affected by human trafficking, you can call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

You can hear this show and past episodes of Florida Matters wherever it’s convenient for you on our podcast.

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin Sussingham was Senior Editor at WUSF until September 2020.